POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.unix : Build issues on Mac OS X : Re: Build issues on Mac OS X Server Time
2 Jun 2023 08:17:51 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Build issues on Mac OS X  
From: Le Forgeron
Date: 21 Oct 2015 17:37:09
Message: <56280585$1@news.povray.org>
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Le 21/10/2015 22:32, abecke12 a écrit :

> Well, that problem has been fixed (Thank you!). And now I'm onto
> what I think is the last error before this thing actually *works*.
> It's the same problem as found here 
> http://news.povray.org/povray.unix/thread/%3C5337fdde@news.povray.org%
>  But it seems they never came across a way to fix this issue (at
> least that was put there). I tried playing with path names, as that
> was the key to fixing a few other issues for me, but to no avail.
> Commands I used - ../configure COMPILED_BY="etcetc etc" Flags I
> tried with said command- --sysconfdir=/etc --prefix=$PREFIX 
> --disable-io-restrictions
> This is the head part of the rendering portion of my "make -dw
> check" -
> Must remake target `check'. ../unix/povray
> +i./distribution/scenes/advanced/biscuit.pov -f +d +p +v +w320 
> +h240 +a0.3 +L./include Putting child 0x7fdc60f00550 (check) PID
> 83034 on the chain. Live child 0x7fdc60f00550 (check) PID 83034 
> povray: cannot open the system configuration file
> /etc/povray/3.7/povray.conf:

Yep, hen & egg problem... make check works... if you already installed
it before the check. (so nobody sees the problem, because everyone
(i.e. dev & tester) already have povray installed).
Actually, you need to install at least the data, not the program.
("sudo make install-data" might install that part)

I usually test a binary just with ./unix/povray --benchmark
(as the benchmark should be autonomous, IIRC, without any file operation

> No such file or directory Persistence of Vision(tm) Ray Tracer
> Version 3.7.0.unofficial (g++ 4.2.1 @ i386-apple-darwin14.5.0)

g++ 4.2 ??? isn't it a bit old ? (just a surprise)

> This is an unofficial version compiled by: me abecke12 The POV-Ray
> Team is not responsible for supporting this version.
> and the last bit of my "sudo make install" attempt -
> make[2]: *** [install-data-local] Error 1 Removing child
> 0x7fec89404f90 PID 82989 from chain. make[2]: Leaving directory
> `/Users/abecker/Downloads/povray-' Reaping losing child
> 0x7f9ca0c05b00 PID 79903 make[1]: *** [install-am] Error 2 Removing
> child 0x7f9ca0c05b00 PID 79903 from chain. make[1]: Leaving
> directory `/Users/abecker/Downloads/povray-' Reaping losing
> child 0x7fb4dac1bda0 PID 79875 make: *** [install-recursive] Error
> 1 Removing child 0x7fb4dac1bda0 PID 79875 from chain. make: Leaving
> directory `/Users/abecker/Downloads/povray-'

Do you really need to play with sysconfigdir and PREFIX ?
Could it be that the root(Prefix) does not exist or is not writable ?

default (on linux, no mac experience here) is /usr/local, which is
good enough usually.

> Thank you again, abecke12

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